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Sally & Claire's Longmynd hike

Sally and Claire, two grooms at RSPCA Gonsal Farm, undertook the 50 mile Longmynd Hike in October 2014 to raise money for horses at the centre. 

The hike took them 23 hours 54 minutes to complete and they met up with three RSPCA inspectors along the way. Sally's husband came too and recorded the event in photos.

The energetic duo took an amazing £900.00 in sponsorship and the money is being used to buy things like veterinary treatment, bandages, medication, feed and rugs for Gonsal Farm horses.

Claire said:

"It was the most gruelling thing I have ever done but an amazing experience and one I hope to repeat another year. I still drive past the hills and can't believe I did it."

439 people started the hike but 67 dropped out along the way. The route covers the rugged countryside of South Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, with about 8,000 feet of climbing over eight summits. And all this in just 24 hours with most of the walking done overnight.  

Well done, Sally and Claire. A big thank you from the horses!


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